The reboot of the hit teen drama Gossip Girl will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK.
Based on the novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the original series, which aired between 2007-2012, will also be able to watch in full on BBC iPlayer.
Developed by Joshua Safran, Gossip Girl follows a group of teenage New York socialites at an exclusive private school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The new series will explore how social media, social surveillance and the New York landscape itself has changed in the nine years since the original gossip blog went dark.
Starring as the new generation of privileged teens will be Jordan Alexander, Eli Brown, Thomas Doherty, Tavi Gevinson, Emily Alyn Lind, Evan Mock, Zion Moreno, Whitney Peak and Savanna Lee Smith.
The Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels, Dan McGolpin, commented: “The BBC has a rich track record of acquiring some of the best content from around the world to complement our original commissions and we are delighted to be reacquainting existing fans and introducing new viewers to the iconic world of Gossip Girl on BBC iPlayer. The original series defined an era and we cannot wait for everyone to see the new series with its exciting new generation.”
Gossip Girl will air on BBC One and iPlayer later this year.